Gluten-Free Cacao Cornbread Recipe


Cal/Serving: 270
Daily Value: 14%
Servings: 9

Kidney-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
Vitamin A52IU1%
Vitamin C0mg0%
Thiamin (B1)0mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg7%
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Vitamin B60mg6%
Folic Acid (B9)47µg12%
Vitamin D6µg1%
Vitamin E1mg3%
Vitamin K2µg3%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
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Gluten-Free Cacao Cornbread
Amie Valpone

Raw cacao... in a cornbread recipe? Sure. Why not? I mean a girl’s gotta love her cornbread, right? And what’s cornbread without a little added natural sweetness from agave and raw cacao. It’s a perfect dessert, a decadent breakfast, toasted with nut butter, or a lovely lunch enjoyed toasted as croutons atop a salad. Or just simply eaten alone. It’s that good. Yes, it’s just that good. The raw cacao takes the cake in this gluten-free treat... no pun intended.



  • Cooking spray, for the loaf pan
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 1/4 cups ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 6 teaspoons vegan powdered egg substitute mixed with 8 tablespoons water*
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao nibs
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Coat a 9-by-9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the tapioca flour, cornmeal, brown rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Whisk well to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, almond milk, agave nectar, and egg substitute and whisk well to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the raw cacao nibs, chili powder, and cinnamon. Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.

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Servings: 9
Cuisine: American
Special Designations: Vegan, Gluten-free

Notes and Substitutions:

*Note: Or follow the package directions for the equivalent of 4 whole eggs. The equivalent amount of egg substitute may vary by brand.

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